Sven Nykvist

1922 - 2006

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Sven Vilhem Nykvist (Swedish pronunciation: [svɛn ˈvɪ̌lːhɛlm ˈnŷːkvɪst]; 3 December 1922 – 20 September 2006) was a Swedish cinematographer. He worked on over 120 films, but is known especially for his work with director Ingmar Bergman. He won Academy Awards for his work on two Bergman films, Cries and Whispers (1972) and Fanny and Alexander (1982), and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sven Nykvist has received more than 198,485 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Sven Nykvist is the 236th most popular film director (down from 189th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 174th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swedish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Sven Nykvist ranks 236 out of 1,580Before him are Mauritz Stiller, Richard Fleischer, Russ Meyer, Liliana Cavani, Cecil B. DeMille, and Joseph Losey. After him are Youssef Chahine, Robert J. Flaherty, Tex Avery, Frank Darabont, Mike Newell, and Bong Joon-ho.

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Among people born in 1922, Sven Nykvist ranks 81Before him are Ken Noritake, Annemarie Schimmel, Mao Anying, Alistair MacLean, Russ Meyer, and Charles Mingus. After him are Robert W. Holley, Barbara Bel Geddes, Enrico Berlinguer, Veronica Lake, Damiano Damiani, and Salvatore Giuliano. Among people deceased in 2006, Sven Nykvist ranks 60Before him are Lillian Asplund, David Bronstein, William Styron, Joachim Fest, Richard Fleischer, and Telê Santana. After him are Mariska Veres, Claude Jade, Murray Bookchin, Gillo Pontecorvo, Lee Jong-wook, and Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV.

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Among people born in Sweden, Sven Nykvist ranks 197 out of 1,296Before him are Salomon August Andrée (1854), Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889), Sten Sture the Younger (1493), Thomas Bartholin (1616), Toomas Hendrik Ilves (1953), and Blot-Sweyn (1001). After him are Canute II of Sweden (1200), Gunnar Björnstrand (1909), Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), Per Albin Hansson (1885), Ann-Margret (1941), and Elias Magnus Fries (1794).


Among film directors born in Sweden, Sven Nykvist ranks 5Before him are Ingmar Bergman (1918), Roy Andersson (1943), Lasse Hallström (1946), and Victor Sjöström (1879). After him are Alf Sjöberg (1903), Bo Widerberg (1930), Jan Troell (1931), Vilgot Sjöman (1924), Hasse Ekman (1915), Mikael Håfström (1960), and Jonas Åkerlund (1965).